POWERnoid

POWERnoid “That of the benefactor – of an ideological patron – an impossible place” – Walter Benjamin, The Author as Producer. The abuse of power comes as no surprise. May 6th 2010. It’s election night in the UK. Indeed, my first general election vote revealed to be a 1st for many who were turned awayContinue reading “POWERnoid”

Sleep’s for the faint-hearted

so i threw up a new website first page for OBJEKT publication that a group of us started in january. we’re slowly getting there! it will be worth it, promise. http://objekt.tk/

postcards wanna be’s: DID ART LIE TO YOU?

Just something fun to keep me entertained whilst I’m ill. My practice isn’t anything like this but I imagine that these are the beginnings of a really fun screen print series. Or postcards. There are more and some of these need re-designing .  but i’m feeling like i can get into this regular blogging again.Continue reading “postcards wanna be’s: DID ART LIE TO YOU?”

the beginnings of my thoughts on education, artworld, and institutional critique

Historically, industrialisation triggered the end of craft and design that in turn divided the makers from the thinkers.  Modernism allowed this transition.  As a result it made the concept of an arts education complicated. With Modernism ruling the market, a college education dominated this thinking, allowing years of psychological self regard to reaffirm the individual but unfortunatelyContinue reading “the beginnings of my thoughts on education, artworld, and institutional critique”

after another birthday

My friend Bwizz always thinks that every time a birthday of mine comes around, I see it as an opportunity to start something – a project, an adventerous piece of writing, ect – to convince myself that I am doing something that gives me some relevance to my existence and ambitions. He would be slightlyContinue reading “after another birthday”

What i gotta do to make 2010 awesome!?

So it’s nearly 2 weeks into the new year. I have conducted 1 of the new sheffield publication meetings, i have also finished my report and presentation, wrote a letter of support to area chicago, half way reading through situation book and institutional critique. i have put in a few proposals for an amazing NYCContinue reading “What i gotta do to make 2010 awesome!?”

Paul Rand Inc

i found this pretty dope blog entry on my now new fav blog: amassblog.com i’mma re-copy and paste it for your pleasure: i receive lots of emails asking about paul rand. it seems many people want to know what it was like to have him as a teacher, or how many rand-designed items i have. likeContinue reading “Paul Rand Inc”

Quote of the new year

At the gate he topped me and asked, “Where is the master going?’ “I don’t know ,” i SAID, “Just out of here, just out of here. Out of here, nothing else, it’s the only way I can reach my goal” “So you know your goal?” he asked. “Yes,” I replied, ” I’ve just toldContinue reading “Quote of the new year”

How to Write an Artist statement, word?!

Forget art school. Smizzy has the answers….. No I actually, I don’t have ALL the answers – but I do know where to find the answers that I seek.  Well, answers are usually more like tips to help you find your own personal answer – but resembles some sort of answer never-the-less. I realized aContinue reading “How to Write an Artist statement, word?!”